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NETGEAR RAX45NETGEAR's RAX45 Nighthawk 6-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router has been tested and added to SmallNetBuilder's Wi-Fi Router Charts. Its Broadcom-based design is very similar to ASUS' RT-AX58U, supporting two 2.4 GHz streams and four 5 GHz streams. But it did significantly better in our tests. Check the Wi-Fi Router Charts and Wi-Fi Router Ranker for more details. There is no full review of this product at this time.

NETGEAR RAX45 vs. ASUS RT-AX58U 5 GHz RvR downlink

ASUS RT-AX58UASUS' RT-AX58U AX3000 Dual Band WiFi 6 Router has been tested and added to SmallNetBuilder's Wi-Fi Router Charts. Also known as the RT-AX3000 and RT-AX82U, its Broadcom-based design is spec'd for two streams on 2.4 and 5 GHz. However, since the 5 GHz radio is Broadcom's BCM43684 four stream an/ac/ax radio, it appears it support four-stream receive under the hood.

The router didn't do that well in our throughput vs. attenuation tests, however, due to sustained throughput dips on both bands' downlink tests that were observed on multiple test runs. Check the Wi-Fi Router Charts for more details. There is no full review of this product at this time.

ASUS RT-AX58U vs. ASUS RT-AX86U 5 GHz RvR downlink

NETGEAR RAX120NETGEAR's RAX120 Nighthawk 12-Stream Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router has been tested and added to SmallNetBuilder's Wi-Fi Router Charts. The sole Qualcomm-based Nighthawk in NETGEAR's RAX family sports four-streams on 2.4 GHz and eight on 5 GHz. But its 2.4 GHz performance lags behind the less-expensive RAX80 and is just about even on 5 GHz, making it not a great value. Check the Wi-Fi Router Charts for more details. There is no full review of this product at this time.

NETGEAR RAX120 vs. RAX80 2.4 GHz Rvr downlink

NETGEAR RAX80NETGEAR's RAX80 Nighthawk 8-Stream AX8 Wifi 6 Router has been tested and added to SmallNetBuilder's Wi-Fi Router Charts. Its dual-band,4 stream Broadcom-based design has low latency for wired and Wi-Fi connections and 5 GHz performace equal to the much more expensive ASUS GT-AX11000. Check the Wi-Fi Router Charts for more details. There is no full review of this product at this time.

NETGEAR RAX80 vs. ASUS GT-AX11000 5 GHz RvR

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